STONY CREEK Orchard
Stony Creek Orchards is positioned on a high southerly ridge running adjacent to the Olympic Highway South of Young.
The orchard is run by owners’ Jeff & Bridget Sell with the help of their sons Abe & Sid. Established in 1997 by Jeff & Bridget, who are 4th generation cherry growers.
Four generations ago, Stony Creek’s Australian farming history starts. Great Grandfather Barisa Batinich, who arrived at the end of the 19th century as a young Croatian migrant, then continuing the family business was Grandfather Ernie Batinich, and father, Noel Batinich. The family proudly carries on the cherry growing tradition with attention to detail and passion for producing some of Australia’s finest cherries.
The season runs from mid-November to mid-December. Stony Creek grows modern varieties such as the Royal Tioga Hazel & Mitchell, Simone, Santina, Black Star, Sylvias, and Regina. They also still carry the well-known Ron variety.
Stony Creek is also home to Champion Show Horses, Bridget is an accomplished horsewoman competing across the country at National level.
Stony Creek welcomes those looking to visit an Orchard that is a little different from the larger-scale operations. So come for a drive through God’s Country, meet the farmers and enjoy the bite-size joy when you taste Stony Creek’s Cherries.